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OCCA To Sponsor Gas Drilling Forum on February 16

February 7, 2011

OCCA To Sponsor Gas Drilling Forum on February 16

CHERRY VALLEY – The Otsego County Conservation Association will sponsor a gas drilling forum on Wednesday, February 16 at Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School.

“Gas Drilling: What You Need to Know” will focus on geology and hydrofracking science, New York State law, and local options. Speakers include: Lou Allstadt, retired Mobil executive; Scott Fickbohm, Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District; Dr. Ron Bishop, chemistry department, SUNY-Oneonta; and Michelle Kennedy, attorney. This event, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.

OCCA is a private, non-profit environmental membership organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and sustainable use of Otsego County’s natural resources through education, advocacy, resource management, research, and planning. For more information about OCCA, or to donate in support of its mission, visit

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